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Trust thanks 2,500 patients like Edward and Shannon

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Thank you all for helping to improve healthcare for generations to come! That’s the message to 2,500 patients who took part in clinical trials at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last year, ahead of International Clinical Trials Day. The awareness event, which tells patients it’s “Okay to Ask” whether they would be suitable to take […]

Nightingale winners revealed on International Nurses Day

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A community nursing team who helped fulfil a patient’s wish to die at home, a nurse who organised a wedding for a terminally ill patient and another who wrote a book for siblings about their little brother or sister’s stay in the neonatal unit. These are just a few examples of care and compassion above and beyond the call of duty recognised at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s annual Nightingale Awards.

Busy times ahead at A&E as Tour De Yorkshire leaves Middlesbrough

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Teesside’s biggest hospital is reminding patients that A&E doesn’t mean Absolutely Everything this Bank Holiday weekend – and minor illnesses or injuries can be treated more quickly elsewhere. The James Cook University Hospital could be even busier than usual this May Bank Holiday, as the Tour De Yorkshire event comes to Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough Gran is first woman in world to receive new wireless pacemaker

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A Middlesbrough Grandma underwent surgery at The James Cook University Hospital to become the first woman in the world outside a clinical trial to benefit from a new pacemaker. The new WiSE wireless pacemaker, which is the size of a grain of rice, was developed by EBR Systems Inc and is implanted directly into the innermost layer of tissue that lines the left chamber of the heart.

‘E’ in A&E stands for EMERGENCY this Easter

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A historic rise in accidents, the inevitable over-indulgence in chocolate and alcohol and the lingering effects of the cold weather on the elderly and people with long-term conditions all make for a busy Easter at A&E. Extra consultants have been drafted in to the accident and emergency department at The James Cook University Hospital this weekend, to cope with the expected surge in patients.

New gamma camera is a UK first

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South Tees has installed the first Siemens ‘Symbia Evo’ gamma camera in the country at The James Cook University Hospital. Based in the nuclear medicine department at the Middlesbrough hospital, the £250,000 investment is to replace the existing camera which had done a sterling job over the last 13 years.

Research prize could save patients from trauma of amputation

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A specialist in diabetic foot disease at The James Cook University Hospital has been awarded £30,000 for research funding – which could help prevent patients having to go through the trauma of amputation. Dr Simon Ashwell and podiatry colleague Emma Scott took the coveted prize at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Dragons’ Lair event, run by the Research and Development team.

Farmer at reduced risk thanks to a ‘life-saving’ polymer filler

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A 72 year-old Teesside farmer is now at much less risk of suffering a ruptured aneurysm thanks to vascular surgeons and radiologists performing a ‘new generation’ stent procedure at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. Due to Francis Fabi’s large and life-threatening aneurysm being so close to the arteries to his kidneys, a conventional stent was not an option. As there was not enough ‘neck’ for the usual stents to secure to, the surgeons used the new Nellix stent – an endovascular aneurysm sealing system – to overcome the problem.